9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Colorado City and Penrose Heritage Museum. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Manitou Springs Incline, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then take an in-depth tour of Miramont Castle Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary maker .

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Crystal Falls
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Homestead House Museum and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cripple Creek: Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons & Skyline Drive) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino.

Plan my day in Cripple Creek using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek in an hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in October, expect Cripple Creek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 71°F and 45°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Casinos Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Canon City, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Bronco Billy's Casino ©
Bronco Billy's Casino
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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